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Wednesday’s WIP: My First WaPo Review

AftermathAmong the things I’m grateful for in the writing realm as Thanksgiving approaches is a brand-new, first-time byline in The Washington Post. I deeply appreciate the opportunity I had to review a new historical novel, Rhidian Brook’s The Aftermath, as well as the expert editing my work received from Ron Charles before publication last week.

I was drawn to the book in part due to my abiding interest in fiction that involves aspects of World War II, and in part due to my ever-increasing interest in fiction written by grandchildren of those whose lives were dramatically influenced by those historical events. In this case, as mentioned in the review, Brook drew the novel’s storyline from his own grandfather’s British military service in postwar Germany.

I hope that you’ll read and enjoy the review. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone all of this blog’s readers who celebrate it. And if you’d care to share a comment regarding something in your writing practice that you are thankful for, I’d love to read it.

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11 Responses »

  1. Great review – congratulations! As a blogger having an editor is a rare and wonderful experience and I too am thankful for a past editor. Also for the small presses who give me the opportunity to read and review some truly exciting writing. Happy Thanksgiving !

  2. Congratulations on publication of your review in the Washington Post! A thoughtful and well-written piece.

  3. Congrats, Erika. Hope you & yours have a great Thanksgiving.

  4. You are all wonderful! Thank you so much!

  5. Erika, the quotation from Sebald reeled me in immediately, as I am passionate about this writer who died just as I began to discover his greatness. Congratulations on the bi-line and the honesty of your review.
    I am especially grateful this year for the immense world of writers. And to pick one for this year, why not Sebald, whose quiet reflections, imagination and moral compass were and are extraordinary
    Thank you also for your wonderful columns.

  6. Congratulations on finding a new outlet for your thought-provoking reviews, and what a great one to start with.

  7. mazel tov and yasher koach

    happy Thanksgivukkah

  8. Again, many thanks!

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